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The Best Pop Artists Of 2020, Ranked

Updated December 3, 2020 308.8k votes 19.9k voters 240.0k views97 items

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Here are the best pop artists of 2020, ranked by fans everywhere. Only including popular artists releasing new music right now, this list of current pop singers and musicians features new pop artists to watch in 2020 and rising stars, like Lauv and Charli XCX, as well as the most famous, constantly-trending hit singers, like Lady Gaga and The Weeknd. Solo artists and pop groups, like the Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5, are all releasing some of the latest hits in the industry, and are therefore included here. Who are the top pop artists of 2020? Who's defining pop music today?

Both American artists and musicians from elsewhere in the world are eligible for inclusion, as long as they are among the best and/or biggest names of the modern day. Who are the hottest pop artists right now? What good pop artists do you think will define 2020's pop music landscape?

Vote up the 2020 pop stars who are dominating the charts, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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    Ariana Grande
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    Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 2
    Billie Eilish
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  • 3
    Harry Styles
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  • 4
    Dua Lipa
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  • 5
    Shawn Mendes
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  • 6
    Taylor Swift
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    5,611
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  • 7
    Selena Gomez
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  • 8
    Bruno Mars
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  • 9
    Camila Cabello
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  • 10
    Beyoncé Knowles
    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    Imagine Dragons
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  • 12
    The Weeknd
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    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    Demi Lovato
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  • 14
    Rihanna
    3,910
    4,210
    Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    Post Malone
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    Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 16
    Lady Gaga
    3,722
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  • 17
    Halsey
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  • 18
    Ava Max
    1,221
    1,340
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  • 19
    Cardi B
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  • 20
    Maroon 5
    2,921
    3,264
    Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. It currently consists of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Lewis Capaldi
    2,825
    3,212
    Lewis Capaldi (born October 7, 1996) is a Scottish singer and songwriter originating from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Zayn Malik
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    2,127
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  • 23
    Jonas Brothers
    2,641
    3,044
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    Charlie Puth
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    3,281
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    Katy Perry
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    2,915
    Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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